Helping People Get Back on Track
Your United Way gift assisted a depressed husband whose wife filed for divorce, leaving him penniless and on the verge of homelessness by litigating a divorce that would end a marriage of over twenty years. Historically the husband had supported his wife in her endeavors, putting his aspirations aside so that she could pursue a lucrative career. With the assistance of Kansas Legal Services he was able to overcome his depression because a nonprofit attorney could focus on the divorce and the complicated legal issues to be litigated. At the beginning of the case Kansas Legal Services secured temporary spousal support payments that allowed him to maintain housing and his vehicle so that he could obtain employment with health insurance. At the conclusion of the divorce the client was working and is guaranteed support payments from his wife that have put him on track to achieve total independence within twelve months.